Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A visit with a Doctor of the Church


On Sunday, September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, I had the honor and privilege of visiting the first class relic of Saint Anthony of Padua, on tour at Saint Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. The relic, which is the original one kept at the Basilica at Padua, was displayed for a week at this parish. 

I also attended the Maronite Mass for the first time ever as it fulfilled my Sunday obligation. The service was conducted in English and Arabic and derives from the liturgy at Antioch, the first diocese Saint Peter established before Rome. It was founded by Saint Maron, a Lebanese priest and monk in the 5th century. 

The Mass was a Pontifical Mass concelebrated with three other priests. The cope is worn by the priest instead of the chasuble. The archdeacon (who preached the Gospel and sermon at this Mass) wears a dalmatic with a stole on the left shoulder only straight down. The other deacons wear the stole directly down without crossing it as in the Roman rite. 

The words of consecration are sung in Arabic, and Holy Communion is given in incintion: the host is dipped into a small cup of wine in the ciborium before be placed on the tongue. The service does not call for kneeling, as there were no kneelers in the church. 

At the end of the Mass, the two priests from Padua who are the custodians of the touring relic presented a muscle of Saint Anthony to the parish for permanent display. It is a first class relic as well. 

I photographed and touched the relic before Mass, and prayed for miracles. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

At least one of my relatives will not marry in the Church in the future

This should put the icing on the cake. My little sister announced to the world that she and her supposedly "Catholic" boyfriend "are not practicing Catholics" and will not marry in the Church if they get engaged. 

To me this is no surprise, but is somewhat to my parents, who aren't saints either. She claims she is going to marry somewhere anyplace but a church. This is the same sister who lied to a priest that she was a practicing Catholic so she could sponsor her cousin for confirmation. She doesn't practice her faith, but she thinks it's okay to receive Holy Communion without confessing her numerous sins. 

The reason why I started this blog is to find a Catholic girl to become my wife without spending money I don't have for online dating sites that are not guaranteed. This particular posts shows that I am the only practicing Catholic in my family.

If I do have children in the future, they will be Catholic, no excuses. At least my sister will not be a godparent. 

So much for the Novus Ordo Church. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Short History about established Catholic Media outlets

A brief, but accurate true history on why the Catholic establishment media cannot speak the TRUTH:



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nothing to be thankful for Novus Ordo priests

Nothing to be thankful
September 5th's "Catholic" Free Press has a front page article about an upcoming event to "thank priests" called "Celebrate Priesthood!" This event is a fundraiser for the Clergy Fund for the Diocese of Worcester and a way to thank Worcester's priests for their service. The October 14th gala at Mechanics Hall costs $100 per plate.

The irony here is that there is nothing to be thankful for the priests of the Diocese of Worcester. Except for one priest who says the Tridentine Mass in the boondocks, none of them who are in active ministry and those who are retired in recent memory are not worthy of a thank you card.

Like the Archdiocese of Boston, the bordering Worcester Diocese has ordained homosexual child molesters for the past fifty years or so. As a matter of fact, Worcester was one of the first dioceses in the world to mandate the Novus Ordo Mass before Vatican II ended under the liberal Bishop Bernard Flanagan. The successing bishops have followed suit. Now, it is running under women's lib theology.

There is nothing good the Novus Ordo Church offers. Say no thanks to this event and send the $100 to a traditionalist cause instead if you planned on going. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Msgr. Pope's anti-parade post removed from his diocesan website

Back in March I wrote a post stating that the idea of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade should be abolished because March 17th always falls during Lent. Once the news that Cardinal Dolan has accepted to be the Grand Marshall in the NYC 2015 parade and that the organizers (the Ancient Order of Hibernians) will accept openly-gay marchers with the Cardinal's blessing, traditional priest Msgr. Charles Pope wrote on the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. blog in favor of cancelling the parade and the Al Smith Dinner. (The post was removed because his bishop is Donna Wuerl; it was saved and archived by Life Site News.)

Thank you Monsignor for calling for the observance of Lent on March 17th instead of partying. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Please help me get a new home for my birthday!

Whereas, nobody in my paternal bloodline has owned their own home for generations;

Whereas, I have difficulty practicing my religion properly in my own city, which is full of violent crime every day;

Whereas, I have not been able to find work and support myself because I was cheated out of an education;

Whereas, I could face eviction from my current home;

Whereas, no social service or government agency will support me in this regard;

Whereas, I am losing sleep over it and live in terrible conditions;

Now therefore, I am asking you, the total stranger, to help me raise money for a new home so I can live the American Dream and practice my religion freely and properly.

Campaign ends Sept. 15, 2014.

It's all or nothing! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Please sign petition to STOP THE SYNOD!!!

With the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Marriage and Family to take place in October which could officially allow divorced and/or remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion, allow divorce and remarriage up to three times (as the Greek Orthodox Church does), and possibly gay marriages performed in your neighborhood parish, The Remnant has an online petition to stop this nonsense.



Since the Catholic teachings on marriage and family are dogmatic, they cannot be changed by any synod, ecumenical council, or the Pope himself. Just putting this on the agenda shows that Rome does not care about the Catholic faith any longer.



I have signed the petition, which I have included by clicking the badge at the bottom of the page. Please sign if have not already done so. (It will stay up as long as the petition is up.) 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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